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The International Training and Education Center for Health (I-TECH) is a center in the University of Washington's Department of Global Health that works in partnership with the University of California, SanFrancisco. I-TECH has projects in more than 20 countries, and its worldwide staff
work with local ministries of health, universities, non-governmental organizations, medical facilities, and other partners to support efficient, well-ordered health care systems that provide high quality care to all citizens.
In partnership with the Ministre de la Sant Publique et de la Population (MSPP) in Haiti, I-TECH implements health systems strengthening programs to improve service delivery via a trained health workforce, robust health information systems (HIS) and leadership and governance. These systems used at point-of-care, paired with close clinical mentoring, allow for better decision making by providers, differentiated care for patients, and improved clinical performance through continuous quality improvement.
I-TECH has an outstanding opportunity for a part-time (50% FTE) Program Officer. The Program Officer provides programmatic support to the Senior Program Manager (SPM) at I-TECH HQ, performing a variety of administrative and analytical duties to ensure the project activities are effectively implemented. The Program Officer will work closely with the team and provide input on related technical and managerial issues. This position will also work with other members of the team to assist in areas such as tracking and monitoring contractual agreements, participating in the development of donor program and financial reporting, and other duties as required.
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:
Budget & Financial Analysis
Contribute to the development of annual budgets and forecasts.
Prepare and monitor internal budget reports in I-TECH's financial systems, including budget projections, spending trends, and monthly budget reports.
Provide updates to the SPM, Country Director and Principal Investigator (PI) of implications of the program's financial status on program activities.
Collaborate with the Country Office to prepare quarterly and ad hoc budgetary reports for stakeholders and donors.
Work with the SPM to identify and resolve budget and financial management issues.
Authorize purchases on assigned budgets as delegated by the PI or Senior Program Manager and in alignment with grant regulations and I-TECH and UW policies.
Promote the implementation and use of I-TECH's Program Standards and Global Operations Manual at the Country Office level.
Work with the PI, SPM and Country Office staff in developing annual workplans, including identifying deliverables, tasks, accountabilities, and results indicators, and in establishing mechanisms to assure efficient work plan implementation.
Provide technical assistance to local staff to ensure the Country Office complies with I- TECH standards and UW policies and procedures.
Collaborate with technical staff on the team to identify in-country technical assistance needs, assure a response to these needs, and link the assigned Country Office with network-wide initiatives.
Represent I-TECH in meetings with external organizations, as delegated by the PI.
Develop and monitor HQ-based consulting agreements including well-defined scopes of work, deliverables, and compensation terms. Recruit, hire, evaluate, and discharge consultants to help meet project needs.
Guide the development of and oversee HQ-based subcontracts and vendor agreements.
As needed, assist with recruitment and hiring of in-country staff positions, including development of job descriptions, interview questions, and screening tools.
Coordinate travel and meetings for HQ-based staff as needed.
Data Analysis & Reporting
Compile and analyze program data for reports to funders, as needed, and coordinate HQ-based reporting to funders documenting activities, spending, and results.
Support Country Office staff in completing data synthesis and analysis to contribute to improved program activities.
Develop and deliver presentations on program results.
Contribute to the documentation and knowledge sharing of program results through articles, conference posters, web postings, and presentations.
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Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check.
This part time (50%) position is based at the I-TECH offices at the UW in Seattle. The Program Officer position may require travel to Haiti. Travelers must be prepared to follow the UW and US government recommended precautions and prophylaxis for travel safety and disease prevention. This position requires frequent participation in early morning telephone conference calls in order to accommodate time zone differences between Seattle and the Haiti office.
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